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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Death of a Rainbow

Wow what an ominous and scary title eh?  What would the world be like if all the rainbows died?  I don't want to know a world like that let me tell you!

The sun finally came out of hiding after over a week of rain and a fleeting snow flurry. The good news is that all that rain is filling up the lake I live on that has been very low. I'm sure the fish are happy to have more room to swim around in.  Is that a weird thought for me to have?  So random, yet that's how my mind works.

My beef for today has to do with my job and cancer.  What really makes me mad is when doctors tell patients how much time they have left to live.  Personally, the doctor I work with refuses to do this.  Instead, he gives statistics.  For example, there's a 20% chance you'll make it through 6 months.  Things like that.  But to look a patient in the eye and say crudely, you have 2 weeks is just wrong in my eyes.  I much prefer my doctor's way of looking at things. Hope and a positive attitude is sometimes all that keeps these cancer patients going and when you tell them something like that, it robs them of all hope.

I find that to be very wrong and detrimental to people.  My job when I see this is to call up these people and tell them that no one knows how long a person has.  No one.  I tell the patient and the family members to try and remember that and not listen to that from other doctors.  I feel it's my job to keep their hope alive.  I treat them like I'd want my family to be treated-like people, not cancer patients.  No of course this is not in my job description, it's my own little crusade that I've adopted for myself and my patients. I get to know them and I actually have some that call me to see how I'm doing!

Not really sure why I got on my little soapbox there, but this happens way too often at my job and I just felt the need to talk about it.  It's like killing the rainbow inside of people.

There is more to my post title than this story.  Isn't there always?  Don't I always mess with you and my titles?  Here is the silly bottle shot.

This is Enchanted Polish Cranberry Cosmos and Midnight, and Seche Collage Overlay.

Since the sun had finally reappeared, of course it was holo time!  I started with Cranberry and an accent of Midnight.  Now, I was in a huge hurry and pretty sloppy in all aspects of this mani.  So please look the other way!


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Oh holo goodness, how I have missed your gorgeous rainbowness!!!  As I said, I was in a hurry so I didn't even give this a chance to dry and I added a layer of Collage Overlay, which is a holo, white glitter fest that seems to be in a clear light pink base.  I did not try this on white to confirm, it just looks that way in the bottle.  Anyone out there know this to be true?  I kind of dabbed this on, otherwise it was a pain to apply.  Here is that step.

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OMG!! Do you see what just happened?  This Seche killed the holo rainbows!!!  Even though the glitter gives the sparkle of rainbows, the holo base has been ruined.  Oh no!!!

I was so sad when I saw this happen, but had no time to correct and too lazy to start over.  I finished with my funky.  Here are the results.


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As much as I love this glitter, I will not ever put it over a holo again.  I was hoping for a double holo whammy but instead I killed the rainbows!

What do you think of this? I also wanted to say how awesome all my readers are!! I love how you actually read and answer the questions I happen to be pondering that day. I thank you for that!  You guys rock!!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?